Holiday Must Have: Thank You and #Giveaway

I knew the moment that decided to do a gift guide again this year that I wanted to have one day for myself. I wanted my own post to talk about our family and to ask you about yours.

I get little glimpses of you now and then when you leave me comments and you share a little bit about yourself, and I love it. I originally started this website to connect with strangers — not sure if that is healthy or not, don’t care.

I am planning an update of sorts and I would also love to hear from you. My site is my own, and it will ultimately reflect me, but I want to know what you do and do not like about my site. Any feedback will help me in my final design and might help me see something I am missing. Please know that these comments are really important to me, as are all of your comments, and I will be reading through all of them.

As for my family, we will be traveling home to Winnipeg to visit our family next month over the holidays and I am looking forward to it; we all are. We have a lot of traditions in both of our families that I can’t wait to experience again. Also, we will be Baptizing our youngest daughter while we are there, surrounded by our family. Our church has one night where they perform Baptisms for out of town visitors and we have everything ready to go.

Anyway, I’ve spent the last 11 days blogging about companies and products that I enjoy and that make my holidays ‘mine’. Now I want to hear about what makes your holidays ‘yours’.

GIVEAWAY: One lucky This Bird’s Day reader will win a $50 gift card to an online store of their choice.


To enter: Leave me a comment telling me what online store you would like a $50 gift card/code to if you win and why you chose that store. Store must offer online codes that can be bought and emailed to you from me. Please leave a way of contacting you should your comment be chosen. *You must do this for any additional entries to count.


After you have completed the first entry, you can enter an additional comment one time for each of the following:

  • Leave a comment telling me what feature you like about this website.
  • Leave a comment telling me what feature you would like to see on this website.
  • Like this post on Facebook (there is a little ‘Like’ button at the top of this post, click it and like)
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  • Daily Entry: Tweet about this giveaway. Feel free to copy and paste this into your Twitter page:

    US&CAD – Enter to win a $50 Gift Card to a store of your choice on @ThisBirdsDay at http://www.thisbirdsday.com/?p=3963

  • Become a follower on Networked Blogs of This Bird’s Day (at the bottom).

This contest is open to residents of Canada and the US and runs until 9pm MST on Saturday, November 19, 2011. Gift code is $50 US/CAD (depending on the location of the winner).

Sheri Landry

Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.

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  • corey Nov 19, 2011, 9:00 am

    Old Navy would be good. They are always having deals, clearances – so get more for your money.

  • ikkinlala Nov 18, 2011, 10:45 pm

    I like that this website has reliably Canadian content – things I see here are likely to be available to me.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  • ikkinlala Nov 18, 2011, 10:44 pm

    Since you mentioned Winnipeg… I’d love a gift certificate to ramwools.com because I don’t have a local yarn store.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  • tennille Nov 18, 2011, 3:35 pm

    I would like old navy/gap gift card

  • Deanna G. Nov 18, 2011, 8:05 am

    I love your design. Very simple & cute.

  • Deanna G. Nov 18, 2011, 8:05 am

    I would choose Amazon because you can get pretty much anything there!

  • Carolsue Nov 18, 2011, 2:24 am

    I liked this post
    Carolsue Anderson

  • Carolsue Nov 18, 2011, 2:22 am

    I would like to see holiday recipes here

  • Carolsue Nov 18, 2011, 2:22 am

    I like your giveaways and craft info

  • Carolsue Nov 18, 2011, 2:20 am

    I would choose Amazon because they have absolutely everything!

  • sheila Nov 17, 2011, 6:47 am

    I would love one to amazon or chapters.
    It’s hard to get out with kids to do shopping for yourself

  • crystal evanisky Nov 16, 2011, 7:57 pm

    what i’d like to see is your contests run by rafflecopter. would make is so much easier to enter!!!

  • crystal evanisky Nov 16, 2011, 7:56 pm

    i like your layout and the colors.

  • crystal evanisky Nov 16, 2011, 7:54 pm

    i would like a gift card from itunes so i could buy some seasons of tv shows to catch up on.

  • BMyltoft Nov 16, 2011, 1:31 pm

    The feature I would like to see would be a sidebar for giveaways.
    so that they are easier to find. :-)

  • BMyltoft Nov 16, 2011, 1:29 pm

    The feature I like most about your website is all your product reviews.
    Giveaways are always nice too. :-)

  • BMyltoft Nov 16, 2011, 1:27 pm

    If I won, I would love a gift card from Chapters. :-)

  • Janelle Nov 16, 2011, 8:15 am

    I like the giveaways on this website and the different tips you post, like the slow cooker beef stew recipe. Our family loves beef stew but I have trouble finding that perfect recipe.

    j_allison_c@hotmail.com

  • Janelle Nov 16, 2011, 8:11 am

    I would like a gift card from Old Navy
    j_allison_c@hotmail.com

  • Amy C Nov 15, 2011, 7:06 pm

    The feature I like about this website is that you have awesome giveaways.

  • Amy C Nov 15, 2011, 7:02 pm

    I would like a $50 gift card/code to the Children’s Place. I’m so happy that they are now shipping to Canada. I like ordering kids cloths online from this store.

  • Pamalot Nov 15, 2011, 4:06 pm

    I would like to be able to delete a comment if I make a mistake.

  • Pamalot Nov 15, 2011, 4:04 pm

    I appreciate that you are Canadian and that when I read a review or giveaway I am going to be able to purchase it if I want.

  • Pamalot Nov 15, 2011, 4:02 pm

    I love to read and am always looking for new books to share with my students so I would love to have an amazon.ca gift card.

  • Julia Nov 14, 2011, 8:07 pm

    liked this post Julia G

  • Julia Nov 14, 2011, 8:06 pm

    I would love to see more Canadian content deals/coupons/contests.

  • Julia Nov 14, 2011, 8:05 pm

    I would say Second Cup or a Gas card/Visa

  • Candice Kelly Nov 14, 2011, 6:49 pm

    I think a recipe feature would be a nice addition to this website
    mystikafaith at hotmail dot com

  • Candice Kelly Nov 14, 2011, 6:47 pm

    I like your craft section
    mystikafaith at hotmail dot com

  • Candice Kelly Nov 14, 2011, 6:45 pm

    I would like a Toys R Us gift card, so I could give Santa some extra $$$ to work with :P

    mystikafaith at hotmail dot com

  • Susan Margaret Nov 14, 2011, 2:54 pm

    I’d like to see links to more Canadian deals (I love that you are Canadian!)

  • Susan Margaret Nov 14, 2011, 2:52 pm

    I like your site layout – it is clean, easy to read and easy to navigate!

  • Susan Margaret Nov 14, 2011, 2:51 pm

    I’d like to win one from Chapters.

  • angela m Nov 14, 2011, 9:44 am

    I would love to see links to free samples/deals
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • angela m Nov 14, 2011, 9:40 am

    I love that it is a canadian blog and you have so many great giveaways
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • angela m Nov 14, 2011, 9:33 am

    I would love a gift card for old navy because i need to get my daughters new clothes
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Beth Nov 14, 2011, 9:23 am

    Would love to see more about Canada life (I am from the US but have family in Canada and love to hear what is different about life there!)

  • Beth Nov 14, 2011, 9:19 am

    Your Craft ideas!

  • Beth Nov 14, 2011, 9:19 am

    I would pick Amazon! Thanks!

  • monique Nov 14, 2011, 4:43 am

    amazon.com

  • Bree Nov 13, 2011, 10:18 pm

    Like this post on FB (Bree J.)

  • Bree Nov 13, 2011, 10:17 pm

    Like this birds day on FB (Bree J.)

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

  • Bree Nov 13, 2011, 10:17 pm

    I would love for there to be Rafflecopter for giveaways!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

  • Bree Nov 13, 2011, 10:15 pm

    Love that there are alot of Canada only giveaways

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

  • Bree Nov 13, 2011, 10:15 pm

    I would love a GC for Chapters! I always order lots of good stuff from there!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

  • Hanan Nov 13, 2011, 9:04 pm

    Like the post on FB!

  • Hanan Nov 13, 2011, 9:03 pm

    I would probably choose Amazon, because they have everything anyways!! Thank you!!

  • Tara E Nov 13, 2011, 8:09 pm

    LOVE that many of your giveaways are CAN only… there are sooooo many out there that are US only, it’s nice that we CDNs can has some CAN only too. :)

  • Tara E Nov 13, 2011, 8:05 pm

    probably Amazon? just because I’m sure i’d find something on there.

  • Carla Nov 13, 2011, 6:38 pm

    I have liked this post.

  • Carla Nov 13, 2011, 6:37 pm

    I would LOVE a gift card from Chapters! It is my go-to place for presies – for others and, of course, myself!

  • Jeanette Jackson Nov 13, 2011, 4:45 pm

    I’m not sure if you can consider this a feature but I like the Canadian content. I visit a lot of blogs and a good number are geared more to the US.

  • Tina M Nov 13, 2011, 3:59 pm

    I like the giveaways!

  • Rebby Nov 13, 2011, 3:57 pm

    I would like to see you using rafflecopter in the future for your giveaways! I think it is easier all around, for you as a site owner and for people like us who love to enter your giveaways!

  • Rebby Nov 13, 2011, 3:56 pm

    I love the fact that you site is all Canadian Content! Oh Canada!

  • Tina M Nov 13, 2011, 3:55 pm

    I would choose Amazon. I want to get a camera!

  • Rebby Nov 13, 2011, 3:53 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway! I would love an amazon gift card since you can get just about anything there!

  • Josie Nov 13, 2011, 3:19 pm

    I would like to see the current giveaways listed on the side bar

  • Josie Nov 13, 2011, 3:17 pm

    I would pick Sears so I could put it toward a new vaccuum cleaner

  • Jennifer Nov 13, 2011, 2:38 pm

    I like you website as is, don’t know what to suggest, maybe more giveaways?

  • Jennifer Nov 13, 2011, 2:37 pm

    I like This Bird’s Day because you have great posts and giveaways.

  • Jennifer Nov 13, 2011, 2:36 pm

    I would choose Amazon, because they have such a good supply of so many things…

  • Sabrina t Nov 13, 2011, 7:56 am

    I would choose Chapters gift card if I won! Help with gifts this year!

  • Doris C Nov 12, 2011, 11:54 pm

    Clicked the Like button at the top of this post

  • Doris C Nov 12, 2011, 11:53 pm

    mmm I don’t know, suggest things to do in Edmonton?

  • Doris C Nov 12, 2011, 11:52 pm

    I like the drop down menus, like your posts and the crisp look and your blog was born in Edmonton woohoo!

  • Doris C Nov 12, 2011, 11:50 pm

    I would love an itunes card that way I can buy books, music apps or movies:)

  • C Wilson Nov 12, 2011, 10:37 pm

    I like you on fb as Caroline W

  • C Wilson Nov 12, 2011, 10:36 pm

    I don’t know what to suggest. I like what you have going on….more giveaways maybe?

  • C Wilson Nov 12, 2011, 10:35 pm

    I like the giveaways on your blog and i like the drop down menus. makes it easy to find what you want

  • C Wilson Nov 12, 2011, 10:33 pm

    I would chose well.ca b/c they have so many things that I need everyday

  • Karla Sceviour Nov 12, 2011, 9:02 pm

    I would like to see more giveaways..haha..thats the only thing I can think of! I would like more giveaways for older boys,,hard to get things for them!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  • Karla Sceviour Nov 12, 2011, 9:00 pm

    I loove the giveways on your site,and how they are always for canada!!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  • Karla Sceviour Nov 12, 2011, 8:51 pm

    I “liked” this post

  • Karla Sceviour Nov 12, 2011, 8:49 pm

    I would choose amazon because I am trying to save up enough on there to buy a PS3 for son for christmas! Thanks!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  • Soozle Nov 12, 2011, 8:37 pm

    I like the post on FB (Suzanne Kristy)

  • Soozle Nov 12, 2011, 8:37 pm

    I like you on FB (Suzanne Kristy)

  • Soozle Nov 12, 2011, 8:34 pm

    My favorite ‘feature’ if you want to call it that is the ease of use of your blog – if I want to look at contests the tab is easy to find. Links to social media networks are easily accessible as well. All in all, it is so easy to navigate – that is great!@

  • Soozle Nov 12, 2011, 8:33 pm

    I would choose Well.ca as they have such an amazing selection of products I need/want/use. All over amazing site!

  • Debbie W Nov 12, 2011, 7:55 pm

    I “like” (Debbie Watson)

  • Debbie W Nov 12, 2011, 7:55 pm

    Hmmm…what feature I would like. Hard one. You have covered it all. Maybe Rafflecoptor for the giveaways.

  • Debbie W Nov 12, 2011, 7:54 pm

    It’s hard to say one thing about your site. The giveaways are wonderful, but I love how you share “you”. Your family, your children. It makes it more personal. You remind us we are all people and no life is perfect.

  • Debbie W Nov 12, 2011, 7:53 pm

    A Chapter’s gc would be wonderful!!
    mommakoala(at)cogeco(dot)ca

  • Jeanette Jackson Nov 12, 2011, 7:47 pm

    I would choose Amazon.ca because I can get so many different things there

  • erin m. Nov 12, 2011, 7:40 pm

    i like this post

  • erin m. Nov 12, 2011, 7:35 pm

    i would like you to use rafflecop for the entries to the draws

  • erin m. Nov 12, 2011, 7:34 pm

    i like anything Canadian base product wise, and just learning and enjoying whats going on out west.

  • erin m. Nov 12, 2011, 7:22 pm

    i would love to win a gc from Chapters. Reading is so important to me and any opportunity i get to be able to purchase a book is a great day.

  • Athena Nov 12, 2011, 5:37 pm

    like you on FB AthenaD

  • Athena Nov 12, 2011, 5:37 pm

    Any recipes that you have tried, and that were well received would be great!

  • Athena Nov 12, 2011, 5:35 pm

    I love your giveaways and reviews!

  • Athena Nov 12, 2011, 5:35 pm

    I’d probably like it for Chapters :) It’s always a good choice for me, because there’s always something to find!

  • Deb Dorrington Nov 12, 2011, 4:58 pm

    I don’t really know what you could add as I like it just the way it is..I know a lot of people are liking the rafflecopter entries and they are easy, but if you look at the amount of entries they have in the 10’s of thousands your chances of winning are slim..lol.

  • Deb Dorrington Nov 12, 2011, 4:52 pm

    I like appreciate that your site is so easy to get to what I’m looking for and I also like that it isn’t “busy looking”..some sites are so decorative and jammed with stuff that I cannot even be bothered checking them out.

  • Deb Dorrington Nov 12, 2011, 4:50 pm

    If I win I would like a GC from Toys r Us or Walmart because I have a lot of little kids to buy Christmas gifts for and this would most certainly help!

  • Josee P Nov 12, 2011, 4:45 pm

    Giving out some recipes that you tried, would be nice.
    I’m a recipe hoarder lol.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • Josee P Nov 12, 2011, 4:43 pm

    I like that your Web site is easy to navigate around.
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • Josee P Nov 12, 2011, 4:38 pm

    I would like an Amazon.ca gift card. I actually really like the layout of your site everything is easy to find. Maybe get a new top header, change the colors around, keep your little bird but add something to give it more depth.
    Thanks for the giveaway ;)

  • Mary Beth Elderton Nov 12, 2011, 4:32 pm

    I always appreciate Walmart, but don’t know whether they do e-certificates. If not, the we know Amazon does! I really like your blog!

  • Glogirl Nov 12, 2011, 3:25 pm

    I like the layout of your blog. It is easy to navigate and I don’t have to search and search to find what I’m look for.

  • Glogirl Nov 12, 2011, 3:23 pm

    I would choose an Amazon gift card because there are a wide range of products that I can choose from.

  • liz ward Nov 12, 2011, 2:35 pm

    the feature i like is the projects/crafts. The puppet finger story project is a cute idea.

  • liz ward Nov 12, 2011, 2:34 pm

    The store I’d chose would most likely be chapters! More crochet books for me =)

  • kara sceviour Nov 12, 2011, 1:33 pm

    I would like to see “raflecopter” for entering the giveaways on this site..:)karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  • Leanne m Nov 12, 2011, 1:32 pm

    I really like rafflecopter.

  • kara sceviour Nov 12, 2011, 1:31 pm

    I love the giveaways!! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  • Leanne m Nov 12, 2011, 1:31 pm

    I like the giveaways and winners tabs – it makes it really easy to navigate.

  • kara sceviour Nov 12, 2011, 1:31 pm

    I would choose an ameroican eagle gift card,,my daughter loves that store. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  • Leanne m Nov 12, 2011, 1:30 pm

    Wow, great giveaway! It is hard to choose – pehaps Toys R Us or Best Buy.

  • Pip444 Nov 12, 2011, 12:52 pm

    I would love the $50 GC to amazon.I love getting movies and books from them. Their prices are so reasonable.

  • Pip444 Nov 12, 2011, 12:50 pm

    I really like your giveaways and your reviews

  • edmontonjb Nov 12, 2011, 12:35 pm

    I would love to see rafflecopter for giveaway entries. It is so quick and easy to use.

  • edmontonjb Nov 12, 2011, 12:34 pm

    I love the layout of your blog! It is always easy to fing what I’m looking for and very easy to read.

  • edmontonjb Nov 12, 2011, 12:33 pm

    I would choose a Toys R Us e-gift card because it would help with the Christmas shopping. Thanks so much for offering such a generous personal giveaway!

  • loriag Nov 12, 2011, 12:23 pm

    Leave a comment telling me what feature you would like to see on this website.
    -Raffelcopter for giveaways!

  • loriag Nov 12, 2011, 12:23 pm

    Leave a comment telling me what feature you like about this website.
    -I love it’s simplicity, and it’s great giveaways!

  • candace evanisky Nov 12, 2011, 12:21 pm

    i would like to see more local offers

  • candace evanisky Nov 12, 2011, 12:20 pm

    the feature I like is the giveways- gives a person a chance at some free stuff since everything is so expensive now a days

  • candace evanisky Nov 12, 2011, 12:19 pm

    I would like one from amazon,or ricki’s or aeropostale.
    I love all these sites

    contact me via my e-mail

  • loriag Nov 12, 2011, 12:18 pm

    I would choose Amazon, great selection!

  • Elena Nov 12, 2011, 11:45 am

    I would like to see some recipes

  • Elena Nov 12, 2011, 11:43 am

    I like your giveaways

  • Elena Nov 12, 2011, 11:40 am

    I would choose Amazon because it’s my favorite online store

  • Amanda Sakovitz Nov 12, 2011, 11:03 am

    i like you on fb as amanda s

  • Amanda Sakovitz Nov 12, 2011, 11:02 am

    i like this post on fb as amanda s

  • Amanda Sakovitz Nov 12, 2011, 11:00 am

    I love the reviews and giveaways

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  • Amanda Sakovitz Nov 12, 2011, 10:59 am

    I would pick amazon bc they have everything you could every want and free shipping on most items!

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

  • Pam R Nov 12, 2011, 10:22 am

    I like you on fb

  • Pam R Nov 12, 2011, 10:21 am

    Maybe a few more craft ideas or recipes…

  • Pam R Nov 12, 2011, 10:19 am

    I would like a Chapters/Indigo card as there a couple of things there that are on my “to buy” list for my son for Christmas.

  • silvia Nov 12, 2011, 9:47 am

    It would be nice to see a section where you could find deals for restaurants on today. Either kids deals or groupon and such deals.

  • silvia Nov 12, 2011, 9:45 am

    I like it that you have a winners button on your header. Easy to go and check who won the giveaways.

  • silvia Nov 12, 2011, 9:44 am

    I would like amazon canada as I have been saving up for christmas there with some of my points programs so that would reach me to my goal.

  • pamr. Nov 12, 2011, 8:27 am

    I would love a gift card for Chapters/Indigo so that I could order books or toys for the kids for Christmas

  • Mami2jcn Nov 12, 2011, 8:12 am

    I like This Bird’s Day on FB with my username Mary Happymommy.

  • Mami2jcn Nov 12, 2011, 8:11 am

    I like this post with my FB username Mary Happymommy.

  • Mami2jcn Nov 12, 2011, 8:11 am

    I’d like to see Kids Eat Free offers.

  • Mami2jcn Nov 12, 2011, 8:10 am

    I like your giveaways, of course.

  • Mami2jcn Nov 12, 2011, 8:09 am

    I would choose Amazon because they have such a great selection of everything.

  • belinda m Nov 12, 2011, 7:42 am

    I love the great reviews/giveaways that you always have

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • belinda m Nov 12, 2011, 7:41 am

    I would pick Eden Fantasys if I had a choice. I could get a wonderful surprise for my boyfriend with it. Second choice would be chapters/indigo because I love to read and I could order some books

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • stacey dempsey Nov 12, 2011, 5:43 am

    i “liked” with your button
    staceyx at telus dot net

  • stacey dempsey Nov 12, 2011, 5:43 am

    hmm what feature, well i love love free samples but you usually cover that so i dont really know, as my kids get older maybe more teen content?
    staceyx at telus dot net

  • stacey dempsey Nov 12, 2011, 5:42 am

    well you always have great giveaways and i just like getting your newsletters with updates on this and that, wether you are talking about something in your own life or just things you see on the web, and it is all canadian contet so that is good
    staceyx at telus dot net

  • stacey dempsey Nov 12, 2011, 5:40 am

    oh hard choice i would either say amazon or cafe press, but that could change if i see something i like elswhere lol AWESOME thanks for the chance
    staceyx at telus dot net